ITEM: Amber Pendant.
COMPOSITION: Sterling Silver.
GEM: Amber 5 mm
CONDITION: Estate Item, excellent.
WEIGHT: 1.7 Grams.
MEASUREMENT: 1" in length.
COMMENTS: Just purchased from a local estate. This vintage amber sterling silver drop pendant. Crafted in fine sterling silver. There is a rope design border. Amber is technically not a gemstone or mineral, but instead is fossilized tree sap from prehistoric trees that grew as far back as almost fifty million years ago. When a tree is injured or is subjected to a radical climate change, it will produce resin. The radical climate change took place millions of years ago. Sometime in periods between 10 and 100 million years ago, these resin-bearing trees fell and were carried by rivers to coastal regions. Trees and their resins became covered by sediment, and over millions of years the resin had gone through a number of changes over millions of years. The result of this metamorphosis is an exceptional gem with extraordinary properties. It is exploited and used by both craftsmen and scientist.
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